Fishing Costa Rica offers what we consider the best Fishing Charters fleet on line for Costa Rica,Pez Vela Marina, Los Suenos and all of Costa Rica. We also make sure that these great Fishing Charter boats have extremely good and experienced crews on them to make your Costa Rica Fishing Charter One to Remember. We specialize in Costa Rica Vacation Packages, Costa Rica Fishing Charters as well as Split Fishing Charters for those who would like to split the cost of a full day of Sport Fishing in Quepos, Costa Rica. We also offer complete Costa Rica Fishing Vacation Packages for anywhere in Costa Rica. The latest Costa Rica Fishing Report will tell you what we are catching here in Quepos Costa Rica NOW
We at Fishing Costa Rica strive to meet our customers dreams, expectations and budgets for their Costa Rica Fishing Holiday. We have compiled an assortment of Costa Rica Fishing Vacation that will have you covered from the minute you get off the plane for your Quepos fishing Vacation.
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Costa Rica offers amazing in-shore fishing opportunities that are just as amazing as the offshore action. What you can expect to catch on your Inshore Costa Rica Fishing Charter is Rooster fish, Snapper, Jack Crevalle, King Mackerel, Wahoo and Barracuda to name a few.
The good Day Team was back at it today with a half day on Good Day Too, what an amazing half day they were able to raise 2 Marlin and released one Blue Marlin in the 250 pound range, now that's what I call a great half day of fishing in Costa Rica
Fishing Report August 23 2012
The Good Day team was up in Flamingo on our 31' boat and in 2 days of fishing the Good Day Team released 10 sailfish + 8 yellow fin tunas in the 30 to 70 pounds range , raised 5 marlins.
As usual for this time of year, Guanacaste is the place to be. Lots of sails and some marlin are being reported as well as some "bull-sized" dorado. Further north, outside Santa Rosa, lots of wahoo are being caught as well as dinner-sized snapper.
Fishing Report August 19 2012
Another report from Los Suenos....where'd the Quepos Captains go this week??? Out of Los Suenos today an inshore fishing trip turned into a fabulous day with 10 Roosterfish!!
Tarpon fishing had been red hot until the ocean came up yesterday. Most of the fish are 50-60 pound teenagers, but they are everywhere. Anglers putting in the effort are taking 3-4 snook a day at the police post at Agua Dulce near Barra del Colorado. When the ocean calms down, the fishing should be great again.
Not a whole lot has changed on the fishing scene. On the Pacific side, the slowest action this week was down south. The billfish have been in hiding, and only some really nice roosters in the 40-pound range and some 20-30-pound cubera snapper have been saving the day for boats going out.
Further up the coast, Marlon up at Primo Tackle in Herradura reports that sails have been hit and miss but boats are averaging 2-4 sails per trip. Most boats have been splitting the day between sails and bottom fishing for grouper, which has been good but not red hot.
Fishing Report August 19 2012
Another successful day out of Los Suenos with a charter boat reporting 4 for 7 Sailfish releases and a nice Yellow Fin Tuna
Fishing Report August 17 2012
Fishing reports from Los Suenos today had a charter boat going 5 for 8 on Sailfish and also caught a nice Dorado. It's too bad that there aren't more people around in this time of year that we could get out for these great days of fishing in Costa Rica
Fishing Report August 16 2012
Fishing out of Quepos today was the same boat from the JP crew out again that that managed the great 3/4 day yesterday so with a full day today they were hoping to start racking up the releases. However this was one of those days that the saying "fishing and not catching" came into play as it was a lot slower today, even with the entire day to work with they managed to release only 1 Sailfish.. Better luck next time boys!
Fishing Report August 15 2012
Fishing Report in from Quepos again today from the JP crew out offshore looking for some Sailfish on a 3/4 day of fishing. At the end of the short day of fishing they had 3 Sailfish releases to brag about when they got back to the dock, 3 Sailfish in a 3/4 day that's a good day of fishing there my friends.
Fishing Report August 9 2012
Fishing reports from Quepos for today had the 34' Sea lady offshore and did they have a stellar day managing to release 2 Sailfish, 1 Snapper and 5 small Yellow Fin Tuna.
Fishing Report August 6 2012
Again our fishing report for today was from the Good Day Team fishing out of Los Sueños. With both of their boats out again today the 31' Good Day managed to release 4 sailfish and 1 mahi for dinner. The 36' Good Day Too managed to release only 2 sailfish.
Fishing Report 5 August 2012
The fishing reports today had the Offshore bite was a little slow so the crew diversified and went inshore fishing, caught a monster Rooster, plus a couple others and some Groupers for dinner from 15-30 pounds. This is what makes a great trip, a crew that know how to make a day of fishing great no matter what the bite is like.
Fishing Report 4 August 2012
The fishing report out of Los Sueños today from the Good Day Team from both boats today, the 31'Good Day had a half day at the 26 rock and got 4 yellow fin tuna plus 1 Wahoo . The 36' Good Day too released 4 sailfish and 1 30 pound Mahi Mahi for dinner.
Fishing Report August 1 2012
Out of Los Sueños for their first trip of the month the Good Day boat was off to not a bad start they released 1 Rooster Fish around 60 pounds , 1 Rooster Fish around 40 pounds , a nice jack and few other in-shore fish
Guanacaste and the North Pacific was the hotspot this week, with anglers pretty much picking and choosing what they want to catch. There were a lot of marlin and Silfish for the taking offshore, and schools of Wahoo have been moving in and out of the area. Wahoo to 60 pounds have been hitting the fishing reports of late. Inshore, the bite is strong for roosterfish, snapper and amberjack.
In the Central Pacific region of Los Sueños and Quepos, things are a little slower. Boats out of Los Sueños are working hard to bring one or two sails up in the spread. A lot of boats are opting for the good bite on reefs for grouper and snapper.
In Quepos, the sails' bite is a little better but still nothing to jump up and down about, and a few tuna have been taking up the slack.
Down south, there have been plenty of marlin, but a lack of anglers to chase them. John Bretza of Okuma Tackle had his son Zander took a 300-pound blue marlin offshore and a couple of nice roosterfish near the beach.
On the Caribbean, boats are getting outside and finding tarpon bunched up between Tortuguero and Barra del Colorado. Boats have been hooking four to six per day. Inside, the snook bite continues to be good inside the Tortuguero river mouth and some snapper are hitting lures in the same area.
Fishing Costa Fishing report for July 2012
Fishing report for July 23 - 31 2012
Fishing reports for the last week or so of July here in Costa Rica have been staying pretty consistent, providing anglers fishing in Costa Rica what they were looking for and that is great fishing that we offer here. This week however the Marlin bite seemed to pick up a little over last week and that was exciting for everyone heading out to fish on the fleet of charter boats.
Fishing Report July 31 2012
Fishing Reports for today had a mixed bag of fish caught, they consisted of Sailfish and Yellow Fin Tuna in the 40-50# size and that kept the anglers busy today as even those size of Yellow Fin Tuna can put out some amazing battles before you can get them on the boat.
Fishing Report July 29 2012
Fishing Reports from today were not quite as exciting as yesterdays but there were a couple good reports of doing battle with the fish here in Costa Rica. One of these reports had an angler catching a great Yellow Fin Tuna in the 150# range on a ....Popper yes that's right a Popper could you imagine the fight this angler had?? That fish would have put up a great fight on conventional 30# and 50# gear but on Spinning gear... what a battle it must have been.
Another report in from Los Suenos had a group releasing 4 of the 7 Sailfish that they had come into the spread and take baits. So over all there were some good stories made up today here in Costa Rica.
Fishing Report July 28 2012
Fishing out of Los Suenos today anglers on the Good Day Too managed to have what some would call an "alright day" ... well no many, most would have described it as an "amazing day of fishing".
What happened today for these anglers it what you would call an Offshore Grand Slam by the IFGA which consists of catching 3 of the specified species (Blue, Black, Striped or White Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish or Spearfish) however to be granted into this prestigious club of anglers the IFGA also states that the 3 species need to be caught by the same angler to qualify for this acknowledgement.
Unfortunately today these species were not all caught by the same angler but the fact of the matter is that they had a great day of fishing here in Costa Rica managing to release 1 Blue Marlin, 1 Striped Marlin and 1 Sailfish so the numbers and species for the Grand Slam were there they just needed to let one angler do all of the fishing and now what fun is that???
On a side not there is another category here for you to add on your bucket list and that is the next step up and it is referred to a "Super Grand Slam" and that consists of one angler catching 4 of the allowable species of Billfish, a feat that only 15 anglers have ever qualified for by the IFGA so come on down to Costa Rica to fish and see if you can master the Grand Slam or the all illusive Super Grand Slam!
Fishing report for July 15 - 22 2012
Costa Rica Fishing reports are off the hook for this week, basically anyone that was lucky enough to be fishing the Pacific coast of Costa Rica this week was greatly rewarded with some not only amazing catches but some great stories to go along with them so here we go.
Fishing Report July 22 2012
Fishing reports for today were saturated with Yellow Fin Tuna one report was of 20+ some were released and a few made it back to shore for supper. There were also a few Sailfish released on the fleet of fishing boats as well but the Tuna were the story for today's fishing reports.
Fishing Report July 21 2012
Fishing reports like this make us all realize why we do what we do, sometimes you are in the right place at the right time and are able to make some ones fishing dreams come true. This is one of those great stories.
Our good friends at the Good Day Team out of Los Suenos had a client call for a last minute booking for the next day with a request to fill a dream, and a tall order it was. He wanted to catch and release a marlin tomorrow for his 70th birthday, and as always they told the client that they would try their best as they always do for him so that they could make his dream a reality.
After finishing up the reservation for the boat for the next day and getting the crew up to speed on what they were in for the trip all they could do was hope that the fish gods were on his side and that they would be lucky enough to make his dream a reality.
This is where this fishing report takes off for this client fishing on the Good Day Too out of los Suenos, the morning bite started off in a positive way and he was able to release 2 of 4 Sailfish that took baits out of the spread, but still no Marlin, there was still a lot of time left in the day so they all had high hopes that they could offer a Marlin release to this client as a 70th birthday wish.
As the afternoon seemed to drag on the crew were able to land him 3 nice Yellow Fin Tuna, however the clock was ticking away and the dream of a Marlin was starting to slip away. Around 2 pm all of a sudden there was a crash in the spread and as fast as the mate jumped on the rod and set the hook the Blue Marlin leaped out of the water and they were hooked up!!! Now it was up to the client, after a great fight they were able to release the estimated 300# Blue Marlin at the side of the boat and made this clients birthday wish a reality.
Fishing Report July 20 2012
Fishing report out of Los Suenos with rough seas and storm on the way out to keep everyone on their toes, however they stuck it out and in the end it was all worth it as they managed to catch a total of 8 Yellow fin Tuna in the 50 to 60lb range.
Fishing Report July 18 2012
With the fishing here in Quepos as well as Los Suenos staying great the Good Day team was able to send in great reports for both locations today as the 31' Good Day fishing out of Quepos was able to land 3 nice yellow fin tunas in the 40#-65# range, and the 36' Good Day Too fishing out of Los Suenos released 6 of 10 sailfish that they had in the spread. They also reported that the weather is just perfect, with calm seas that's always good to hear, great job guys.
Mid July the fishing really heats up as the Marlin are keeping everyone on their toes here in Costa Rica!!
Fishing report for July 8 - 14 2012
Fishing in Costa Rica is always a great way to spend your holiday, but this week there has been some amazing offshore fishing reports coming in from the central Pacific in Costa Rica
There are 2 fishing reports that we think you should know about or sure for this week and one was towards the end of the week where one fishing boat in a single day managed to go 2 for 5 on Blue Marlin... yes 2 for 5 on Blue Marlin do we need to even mention what else happened this day fishing? OK well maybe we should they also went 4 for 8 on Sailfish to make this day of fishing one that I am sure will be remembered for these clients for a very long time.
Fishing a few days earlier in the week another fishing report of an amazing catch was a charter boat out of Los Suenos going 2 for 3 on Blue Marlin, 7 for 10 on Sailfish and putting a close to #100 Yellow fin tuna on the boat for supper. another fantastic day of fishing in Costa Rica!
Fishing report for Costa Rica July 1 - 7 2012
Fishing reports again started out strong here in Costa Rica for July. The offshore bit is staying strong with boats reporting multiple Sailfish hook up and releases on daily charters as well as some really nice Yellow fin tuna that are still in the area.
Fishing in-shore seems to be where the best action has been for the start of the month. Fishing boats going in-shore have been tearing it up all over the pacific side of Costa Rica, with some monster Roosterfish as well as multiple species of snapper as well as Jack Crevalle in the mix.
Fishing Costa Rica Report for June 2012
Fishing Charters Costa Rica fishing reports for June 2012 and we all hope that this month the bite stays good as the season moves forward. So far this month there has been a continued great Mahi Mahi bite, a good Wahoo bite as well as Yellow fin Tuna and Sailfish.
The in-shore bite has been very good here in Quepos Costa Rica as well so let's hope that this good fishing continues here in Costa Rica
Fishing Costa Rica Fishing report June 21 - 30 2012
Fishing Charters Costa Rica finished off the month of June with a bang, we had a great bite all over the Pacific coast from the very south to the north everyone was sending in great reports of multiple Sailfish releases as well as Tuna, Dorado to top off the offshore bite.
In-shore is where the you wanted to be in the last 10 days.... wow some of the Roosterfish that the fleets of fishing boats were releasing was amazing, not only the numbers that were released but also the sizes were huge!! I guess there is some days when you not only get cake... but get to eat it too, and that's what the Roosterfish were thinking as they were not letting the baits rest they just kept hammering them.
Fishing Costa Rica Fishing report June 14 - 20 2012
Fishing report for the past few days have been all about the Yellow Fin Tunas, there has been some big schools around even making some boats do a short run after starting out their days in-shore. When you pick up and do a 15 mile run here you know that you are going to get, and that's a pile of good fishing!!
Fishing Costa Rica lately has produced not only some great numbers being caught but some great size Yellow Fin Tuna as well, there have been a few well over 100# so the fish has been on for clients that were luck to be a part of these great fishing frenzy's offshore fishing in Costa Rica.
The Sailfish and Marlin bite was a little slow this week but with the action with the Tunas there was no complaints.
In-shore fishing in Costa Rica this week was again at a nice consistent bite, not really a hot bite for any certain species just a good mixed variety of the in-shore fishery Costa Rica has to offer such as Snook, Roosterfish and Snapper to start of the list.
If you are looking for a Fishing Costa Rica Fishing Adventure than that's what you got this week without a doubt thanks for coming to Costa Rica and we hope to see you soon!
Fishing Costa Rica Fishing report June 13 2012
Fishing today we had a father and son go out on the Mirce Azul and knew that they were going to have a good day out on the water with this great crew.
Fishing a half day in-shore this father son team first tried to land some Roosterfish but they didn't manage to release any today unfortunately. They did manage to release one Jack Crevalle and a pile of Red Snappers to keep the rods bent.
Fishing Costa Rica Fishing report June 8 - 12 2012
Costa Rica Fishing Charters report for the past few days has been quite steady for fisherman. Both the in-shore and offshore fishing has been good and there have been a lot of Yellow Fin Tuna being caught as well as Sailfish and Mahi Mahi.
Some other reports for these past few days are a boat out of Los Suenos catching 10 Yellow Fin Tuna in the 45# - 65# range, now would that be a good workout hope they had friends on board!
Reports out of Quepos anglers were catching Sailfish in good numbers as well as Yellow Fin Tuna, Amberjacks, Snappers and Mahi Mahi.
Fishing Costa Rica Fishing report June 7
Fishing Costa Rica in-shore clients this week were able to get in some great fishing with a strong in-shore bite here in Quepos. Fishermen have been put to the test fighting quality Roosterfish in good numbers so they are getting a work out, as all of you know that have been lucky enough to do battle with one of these in-shore greats they are a handful.
Fishing Costa Rica Fishing report June 5
Fishing reports are staying strong here fishing Costa Rica. The Offshore bite has consisted of Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellow fin Tuna, Wahoo and al in good numbers. Fishing Charter boats have been not only able to get multiple species hooked up for clients but are doing it in good numbers as well.
Fishing Costa Rica Fishing report June 3
Fishing reports for today was another stellar day of Offshore fishing here in Costa Rica, Sailfish releases were in the 6-8 as well as some Mahi Mahi, Yellow fin Tuna as well to add into the reports.
Fishing Costa Rica Fishing report June 1
Fishing Charters Costa Rica clients were out today for their final day of fishing with us out of Quepos and it was a half day in-shore fishing and the target for today was Roosterfish. After an action packed day they managed to release 2 really nice Roosterfish, a couple of needlefish and a couple smaller fish. This was a great day of in-shore fishing and finished off this groups amazing Costa Rica Fishing Holiday.
Offshore reports for today were also stellar with multiple Sailfish releases as well as one report of double digit Mahi Mahi!!
Fishing Costa Rica Fish report for May 2012
Fishing Costa Rica Report for May 31 2012
Fishing Charters Costa Rica would like to thank all of the great people we had fish with us this month, we even have one group that will make the reports in two months for us as their Fishing Holiday continues tomorrow for their last day of Fishing in Costa Rica with us for a Half day of in-shore fishing.
Fishing Costa Rica Report for May 30 2012
Fishing Charters Costa Rica was day 3 of 3 for the offshore fishing that this group planned to do on their Fishing Holiday here in Quepos with us. Well another slow bite today had this group looking for any signs of a bite.
After raising a few Sailfish in the morning they were hoping for a nice afternoon bite and that things would pick up for them, and then all of a sudden they could see action, and as they saw the marlin come into the spread just as fast it was gone. After a couple of circles and a lot of eyes scanning the water for any sign of movement, nothing stirred and you could feel their hearts drop back into their chests.
Marlin are sneaky creatures and all of a sudden the water exploded and that was followed by the sound of a reel screaming as the big Marlin had no plans of sticking around and the fisht was on!! After a good fight and a couple really nice jumps close to the boat the last jump he managed to spit out the hook and was on his way home.
Fishing Costa Rica Report for May 28 2012
Fishing day 2 of their Costa Rica Fishing Holiday the plan today was day 2 of their 3 days of offshore fishing here in Quepos. After not being able to release any Sailfish or Marlin on day 1 the expectations were high for the crew today to put Sailfish in the boat.
Experienced crew always seem to have a way of producing fish even when the bite is slow and today was definitely one of those days where you manage to try almost everything you have. At the end of the day the group managed to raise 3 Sailfish and released 1 of 2 hooked and put a BIG Mahi-Mahi in the boat to end a successful day of fishing.
As we move into a new season here in Costa Rica, it is now coming the Costa Rica winter months and we hope that the fishing continues to get better as the season moves on.
Fishing Costa Rica Report for May 26 2012
Fishing Charters Costa Rica clients out to day for day 1 of the Costa Rica Fishing Holiday. Today the plan was to head offshore and look for some Sailfish and Marlin, at the end of the day they managed a couple nice Wahoo for supper and some small Tuna.
Fishing Costa Rica Report for May 25 2012
Fishing Charters Costa Rica welcomes clients this week to the Manuel Antonio area with plans to fish 3 days offshore and a half day in-shore so as the bite seems to be good for them lets wish them luck!
Fishing reports from Quepos had a boat releasing 7 Sailfish way to go guys!
Fishing in-shore this last couple days there has been a good bite for anglers coming to fish in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Fish Report for May 23-24 2012
Fishing Costa Rica offshore bite in the Pacific has been good, with a nice Blue Marlin caught out of Los Suenos . Quepos boats have been also busy releasing Sailfish, Mahi Mahi and Tuna.
Fishing reports from Costa Rica for May 14- 22 2012
Fishing Reports from Costa Rica have been slowly rolling in as there just hasn't been that many boats out fishing as we would like as of late.
Fishing however has been quite steady for Sailfish, and the Mahi Mahi and Tuna are still biting in good numbers for anglers here in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Fishing May 13 fishing was about the same as yesterday with another strong day of in-shore fishing here out of Quepos. Offshore boats have been releasing 3-7 Sailfish in a day on most charters.
Costa Rica Fishing May 12 out of Los Suenos today a boat was Lucy enough to raise an estimated 20 Sailfish, they had 5 doubles, a triple, now if that's not a day of Fishing Costa Rica I don't know what is.
Costa Rica Fishing May 11 today was another great day to fish in Costa Rica with a steady offshore bite out of Quepos there wasn't many boats out fishing but the ones that were are getting fish to the boat for the anglers fishing out of Quepos, Costa Rica.
Costa Rican facts
You can exchange money just about anywhere in Costa Rica. Many small stores, known as pulperias, will allow you to purchase a pack of gum or a soda with a $5, $10 or $20 bill, giving you colones in return. Most stores, taxi drivers and street corner money-changers will also accept U.S. dollars, as long as they do not have to give you too much change back. You can pay for park entrance fees, hotel rooms, tours and meals at tourist restaurants with dollars as well. Public bus fares, meals in local markets, and small ticket items are best paid with colones.
Costa Rica Fishing Report May 10 2012
Fishing report for Costa Rica May 10 was another great day to be fishing in Quepos or anywhere else in Costa Rica, check out the full fishing report.
The main traditional export products are banana, coffee, meat and sugar.
It's only 10` North from the Ecuator
The highest mountain is called Cerro Chirripo and it is 12530ft (3819 meters) tall, and there is talk that on a nice clear day you can see both coats from the peak
National bird: Yigüirro, Nat. Flower: Guaria Morada, Nat. Tree: Arbol de Guanacaste (Guanacaste's tree---Guanacaste is a CR province)
It only takes 3 hours (car) or 45 min (plain) to travel from one coast to the other (2 oceans)!!
Costa Rica Fishing Report May 9 2012
Fishing reports for Quepos for today were in line with yesterday, a good steady offshore bite with a good in-shore bite as well.
Costa Rica Fishing Report May 8 2012
Fishing report for Costa Rica May 8 2012 we were back to the Sailfish today for the majority of the boats fishing, well offshore anyway, there were also a few boats fishing in-shore as well so to see how they did fishing today click on the Fishing report to get the full story as well as some great news stories from Costa Rica.
Costa Rica has 112 volcanoes although only six of them are active
Costa Rica doesn't have an army ....and the constitution prohibits it!!!.....just local police...
Costa Rica Fishing Report May 7 2012
Fishing report for May 7 2012 had a few anglers out with a no Sailfish clause to the trip, now there a weird request that's what most people come to Costa Rica for is the abundant Sailfish and Marlin bite. Oh well the customer is always right so off they went to see how they could make out. Check out the full report for details.
Evidence shows that Costa Rica has been inhabited for at least 10,000 years though few artifacts remain from that era. More is known about the country after the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1502, who gladly accepted gold from the local Indians and went home to tell those in Spain about the bountiful riches found here.
After a few centuries of colonization by the Spanish, Central America gained its independence in 1821 and Costa Rica joined a new confederation of Central American states. Through the 1800s, public education was expanded and the coffee industry grew immensely.
Costa Rica Fishing Report May 6 2012
Fishing Costa Rica we are still getting some great reports in from both Quepos and Los Suenos. Los Suenos boats are still having good fishing with most boats out there in the high single digit releases of Sailfish, and they have also been blessed with a good Mahi-Mahi bite up in that area as well.
Costa Rica news will return for you on Monday as the local news papers and reporting sites are down for the weekend as usual. That my friends in itself is a funny Costa Rican fact, could you imagine shutting the news off for the weekend in Canada or the US? As we say welcome to Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Fishing Report May 5 2012
Fishing Costa Rica fish report for today was another great day here fishing in Costa Rica. Anglers fishing out of Quepos were getting Sailfish releases from 5 to 8 from the reports we are getting in, a little slower than yesterday but that's still a great day of fishing.
Costa Rica Fishing Report May 4 2012
Fishing report for May 4 2012 was another great day for offshore anglers, a report out of Los Suenos today had an amazing catch of 12 Sailfish releases and 17 Yellow fin Tuna see the full report for their amazing 2 day fishing total!
Younger males often pepper their speech with the word " mae," which is derived from a word for "stupid." A typical statement might be, "Mae, mira que estos maes están jodiendo, mae." Literally, "Stupid, look how these stupid guys are bothering people, stupid."
The government hopes to make English a "national second language," as in European countries. Over 100,000 Costa Ricans already work in jobs, such as in hotels or tech support call centres, where English is the main language.
Costa Rica Fishing Report May 2 2012
Fishing report for Costa Rica May 2 2012 was another solid report, Sailfish releases almost hitting double digits here in Quepos once again.
The first weird and wonderful fact is that Ticos (local slang for Costa Ricans) often give coffee to their babies and children!
Traditional ice creams come in interesting flavors like wild blackberry, peanut, coconut, green mango and even sour cream.
Most adult Costa Ricans under 30 use the internet, and over 50,000 Costa Ricans use the social networking site hi5.com alone.
Costa Rica Fishing Report May 1 2012
Fishing in Costa Rica has been getting better over the last few weeks, now with nice clean blue water offshore the boats out looking for fish are having an easier time getting the hook ups they are after.
Driving a car with an automatic transmission is considered a female thing in Costa Rica. Real men drive sticks.
The national condiment, found on almost every table, is Lizano sauce. It is green and tastes kind of like Worcestershire sauce.
The ketchup, on the other hand, is way too sweet and also runny.
The national dish is gallo pinto (spotted rooster) which involves no chicken, but is rice and beans all cooked together. You can eat gallo pinto at any meal, and usually do.
Fishing Costa Rica Fish Report for the month of April 2012
Fishing Costa Rica we wanted to start off this month with not only the fish reports but also some interesting facts about Costa Rica as well as some funny stories for your enjoyment.
Costa Rica Fishing Report April 30 2012
Fishing Costa Rica as we seem to wrap up another great season in the books, another starts. We would like to thank all of you who decided to fish Costa Rica with us this year and hope to see you again soon.
Chinese food tastes funny in Costa Rica. Not BAAAAD... just funny! I am also not hungry an hour after I eat Chinese food here.
Burger Kings here taste just like Burger Kings in the US. MacDonald's do not. Colonel Sanders are better here. So is Diet Coke.
Costa Rica Fishing Report April 29 2012
Fishing Costa Rica today the morning bite offshore was quite slow and then when the afternoon came around there was nonstop action, a report out of Los Suenos had one boat 14 for20 on Sailfish from 12:30 to 4:00 and they had a couple of double headers in there as well. That's fishing folks you just never know what you are going to come up with while fishing here in Costa Rica
Costa Rica Fishing Report April 28 2012
Fishing Costa Rica lately the Charter boat Captains are starting to wonder where all the clients went? That always seems to be the way, when the fishing is slow there are lots of clients, but when the fishing starts to improve the clients seem to slow down.
Costa Rica Fishing Report April 26 2012
Fishing Costa Rica the Sailfish bite is still climbing to some great catches, but the real story lately has been the in-shore bite that has been off the hook!
Costa Rica Fishing Report April 25 2012
Fishing in Costa Rica is always a great time and today we were up at Lake Arenal again to try our luck with some great friends. There just seems to be something awe inspiring about casting in front of a sleeping giant.. Check out the video and pictures.
Fishing Costa Rica is starting to heat up again with the fishing charter boats releasing Sailfish and Marlin again in great numbers.
Costa Rica Fishing Report April 23 2012
Fishing Costa Rica sometimes generate reports that will blow your mind like this one. Swordfish here in Quepos released an amazing 22 Rooster today!! What a day of fishing here in Costa Rica
Costa Rica Fishing Report April 22 2012
Fishing Costa Rica report was a great one for the Fastrak today releasing 5 for 8 of the 11 Sailfish that they managed to raise to the Fastrak
Costa Rica Fishing Report April 21 2012
Costa Rica fishing and the Sailfish numbers are rising, great news to anglers on their way to Costa Rica for their fishing vacation
Costa Rica Fishing Report April 20 2012
Fishing Costa Rica as the season starts to wind down we would like to take the time to thank all of the great clients we have had the pleasure to have his year. From single day fishing charters o complete three week vacations we booked for a nice couple from Canada and everything in between.
We say in English "She had a baby" or She just gave birth", but in Spanish they say, "Ella dio a luz" or translated, "She gave light." Cool huh?
Want another one? Bienes raices is the word for Real Estate. Bienes means property or possessions and raices means roots. So there you have "property roots!". Gives meaning to the expression "laying down roots".
There are Bullfights in Costa Rica, but the bull is never hurt and often, the bull wins! I love payback!
Costa Rica Fishing Report April 19 2012
Fishing in Quepos is on the rise again today folks, not a stellar bite but definitely a lot better than it has been here on the Pacific Cost of Costa Rica.
Lake fishing in Costa Rica this is a Costa Rica fishery that almost everyone overlooks, and you may not be able to catch a Marlin or Sailfish but let me tell you it is quite a different experience to have while on your Costa Rica Holiday
Instead of saying "my other half", Ticos often refer to their significant other as their "media naranja" or the other half of their orange.
Many (honey) bees in Costa Rica are of the Africanized variety i.e. killer bees. The older species were bred out years ago.
Tangerines are called mandarins (mandarins) here. Limes are limónes. And you can't buy lemons here... or at least I have never seen them. So, if you want a lime, ask for a limón (lee-moan).
Costa Rica Fishing Report April 18 2012
Costa Rica Fishing was looking up these past few days with the Sailfish bite starting to improve for anglers. The in-shore fishing has been a little slower as of late though with the dirty water still around.
Costa Rica Fishing up a Lake Arenal has been good lately as well as the bite in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica as he winds are now subsiding for them.
Costa Rica is among the countries with the highest amount of protected land in the world; 25% of the national territory is dedicated to the national park system or biological, marine and land reserves, as well as other natural wildlife areas.
The best tourist beaches in Costa Rica have been awarded the Ecological Blue Flag which ensures hygienic/sanitary conditions and proper management.
Costa Rica has a Sustainable Tourism Certification (STC) program; its goal is to classify and certify tourism companies based on how well their operations match a stainability model.
Fishing Costa Rica Fish Report April 17 2012
Fishing Costa Rica has finally started to heat back up, the water is clearing up and the fishing fleet isn't having to make those long runs offshore that they have been in the past few days to find fish. Read the full report here:
You can find camera memory cards for sale on almost every San Jose corner, though heavy import taxes make them expensive. Try to bring backups from home.
Coin laundries are virtually non-existent in Costa Rica. Instead, you'll find lavanderias throughout the country, where employees will wash, dry, and fold your laundry for less than $5 per load. Many upscale hotels and resorts offer laundry service for a reasonable fee.
Fishing Costa Rica Fish Report April 16 2012
With the Quepos Billfish Cup complete we are back to fishing as usual here in Quepos. Now we are hoping that the red tide will continue to move south so that the waters of the coast of Quepos will clean up for the anglers looking for that dream catch.
Ticos are short stature people in general. Therefore, chairs, couches etc are built about 6-8 inches (sometimes more) lower than furniture say from the USA. If you are tall, you will find that the act of just getting up is an effort.
Cigarettes are only about $2.00 per pack. Another thing to place under the 'not good' category. Costa Rican has now implemented a no smoking policy so it is now against the law to smoke in restaurants, bars, bus stops, etc.
Fishing Costa Rica Fish Report April 15 2012
Fishing in the Quepos Billfish Cup today we have the final results for you from the tournament as well as some other great stores here from Quepos. The organizers of the tournament would like to thank all of the boats that participated in this year's tournament and hope to see them again at next year's tournament.
Restaurant bills will almost always include tax and tip, except in certain tourist areas. Before you buy, look for I.V.I. on both the menu and bill which means that a 13% sales tax and 10% tip have already been added. Note: 10% can seem like a stingy tip, but in Costa Rica, it's perfectly acceptable. If service is exceptional, feel free to round up or add a small additional tip.
At hotels and the airport, $0.50-$1/bag is an appropriate tip for the concierge or baggage handlers. On the street, you'll often find area guards willing to watch your car until you return. For their services, a $1 tip is appropriate. Tip tour guides $5-$20 per person, depending on the guide's knowledge and the cost of the tour. Don't tip the taxi driver, unless you want to round the fare up a bit.
Most Costa Rican sewer systems cannot process toilet paper. If there is a trash can placed strategically close to the toilet, discard your paper there.
MacDonald's, Burger King and all the others have HOME DELIVERY in Costa Rica! This is not a good thing if you are on a diet.
Fishing Costa Rica Fish Report April 12 2012
Fishing Costa Rica we have a tournament starting up today and the Fisherman are ready to get after it! as the Quepos Billfish Cup starts out with the Captains meeting tonight.
The Quepos Billfish Cup stats of tonight with registration and kick off party here in Quepos, Costa Rica. This is the second annual Quepos Billfish Cup Tournament with the proceeds going o the "Protect the Children of Quepos" fund and if last year was any sort of indication this will be a great event.
The Quepos billfish cup is also a IFGA Offshore World Championship qualifying tournament for those adding to their point for the season.
Your North American appliances are compatible with Costa Rica's electrical system, which functions at 110 volts. If you bring 3-pronged appliances to Costa Rica, make sure to bring a converter, as many of Costa Rica's outlets are only 2-pronged.
You must have a current yellow fever vaccination if you are traveling from some African countries as well as Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Columbia, Ecuador and Guyana. Otherwise, there are no mandatory vaccinations to enter Costa Rica.
Credit cards are widely accepted in heavily touristic spots, but you can't use them in some of the more rural areas. Hotels and restaurants will generally accept credit cards and dollars, but once you fan out from San Jose, small businesses, restaurants, and hotels will ask for cash payment in colones, the local currency. Don't worry, ATMs are scattered throughout the country, and usually offer good exchange rates.
MANY Costa Ricans use their credit cards for everything. What so I mean by everything? Well... a newspaper, a candy bar, a pack of gum, etc. I means things as low as just pennies in cost! It is truly bizarre to be in line behind a Tico and watch him whip out his card to make an eighteen cent purchase.
Fishing Costa Rica Fish Report April 9 2012
Well things have been hit and miss over the last few days offshore, more miss than hit unfortunately... The anglers n the upcoming tournament here in Quepos are sure hoping for a change. Boats are running a long way out o find that allusive clean water these days.
A soda is a small, informal restaurant that serves traditional meals like chicken, rice, beans and salad for $2-$3 a plate.
A pulperia is a neighborhood store that sells essential foodstuffs like canned goods, eggs, milk, bread and some produce.
Costa Rica's official language is Spanish, though a large number of its citizens are bilingual. English, due to its status as the international language of tourists, is the most common second language in Costa Rica.
Fishing Costa Rica Fish Report April 6 2012
Fishing Costa Rica today the Fastrak was out looking for some of the Sailfish that seem to be trying to be allusive here for the past little while. It was a beautiful day to be out on the water and they even had a small Video crew on board to catch the excitement.
However being that the 6th and 7th are federal holidays here there will be no news today but we have added some Costa Rica facts for you instead.
Fishing Costa Rica Fish Report April 5 2012
Fish Costa Rica the bite here in Quepos is rising but with the full moon it is still not what fisherman like it to be, however it is improving. In-shore fish are still active and hungry, so anglers going in-shore are still having good day on the water.
Chirripo Mountain is the highest point in Costa Rica at 12,500 feet. The country's lowest point is 790 feet below sea level in the caves of Barra Honda National Park.
Irazu is the tallest volcano in Costa Rica at 11,259 feet.
More than 25% of Costa Rica's land is dedicated to national parks, reserves and wildlife refuges. There are more than 100 different protected areas to visit.
Fishing Costa Rica Fish Report April 4 2012
Fishing Reports from today were still not really great offshore with the red tide starting to move in to the region. Anglers were more than happy to take the advice and stay in-shore for the day though
There are 800 miles of coastline in Costa Rica between the Pacific and Caribbean coasts.
Costa Rica is divided into seven provinces: San Jose, Alajuela, Heredia, Cartago, Guanacaste, Puntarenas and Limon.
There are more than 121 volcanic formations in Costa Rica, and seven of them are active. Poas Volcano has the second widest crater in the world (nearly one mile in diameter), and Arenal Volcano is one of the ten most active volcanoes in the world.
Fishing Costa Rica Fish Report April 3 2012
Fishing Charters Costa Rica well when the times get tough the tough get going right? This week the times are definitely getting that way as the fish just weren't cooperating. Check out the fish report to see what they did to change that.
The Guanacaste is Costa Rica's national tree and the clay-colored thrush is the national bird. The national flower is the guaria morada, an orchid.
More than 25% of Costa Rica's land is dedicated to national parks, reserves and wildlife refuges. There are more than 100 different protected areas to visit.
A soda is a small, informal restaurant that serves traditional meals like chicken, rice, beans and salad for $2-$3 a plate.
Fishing Costa Rica Fish Report April 2 2012
Fishing Offshore was as slow today as it was yesterday, and to make things worse when they were coming back in-shore to try something else, they ended up having a problem with the boat and managed to get a ride back with another boat to save them the slow ride home.
Fishing in Costa Rica today, well I feel like I am starting to sound like a broken record. Fishing offshore the bite was still very slow and the in-shore fishing has been nothing short of fantastic. Today boats were seeing what none of us like to see and that was the red tide coming down from the north, Captains were seeing this water about 30 miles out and wee running to almost 40+ miles to get away from it.
Costa Rican Facts:
Costa Ricans refer to themselves as Ticos (males) or Ticas (females).
Costa Rica has a population of 4.5 million and a life expectancy of almost 77 years, one of the highest in the world.
Fishing Charters Costa Rica Report for March 2012
Fishing Quepos Fish Report March 25-31 2012
Fishing Costa Rica this week offshore the bite was very slow, boats were lucky to release 3 or 4 fish this week here in Quepos. In-shore fishing was good with most boats releasing multiple Rooster fish on half day in-shore charters. We are unsure of where all of the fish went but think that the red tide that has been very prominent in the north of Costa Rica for the past few weeks is stating to move our way.